Joining Mack Horton in slamming Sun Yang, French swimmer Camille Lacourt said Sun “pisses purple” in an interview following last night’s session that was highlighted by the controversial Chinese star winning gold in the men’s 200 freestyle. In an interview with French radio station RMCsport, Lacourt, who finished fifth in the 100 backstroke last night, also expressed his fears of how prevalent illegal drug use is in swimming, estimating there are “two or three doped in each final.”
Lacourt specifically called out Sun Yang, stating “Sun Yang, he pisses purple.” He added “When I see the 200m podium I want to be sick. I prefer to remember the crowd that cheered when we went out. I am very sad when I see my sport getting like this. I have the impression I am looking at athletics, with two or three doped in each final.” He finished with “I hope that FINA (the world governing body) is going to do react and stop this massacre, because it is getting sad.”
Sun, of course, previously served an unexpectedly quiet and short suspension after testing positive for trimetazidine in 2014, and has been the source of numerous controversies surrounding both his credibility as a clean athlete, as well as his out-of-the-pool (and in the pool) behavior.
Between the Russian scandal, Mack Horton and Sun Yang going at it, Lilly King trending worldwide for repeatedly calling out Yulia Efimova, this is the most prevalent swimming doping controversies have been in the public eye since the 1976 East German fallacy in Montreal.